Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #105 - Heartbeat & Burn Out

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Elizabeth Scott
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Published by:Harlequin Teen

Life. Death. And...Love?

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startle by the connection she and Caleb forge.

Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love? (Summary from Goodreads)

OMG! Doesn't this sound amazing!?!? It reminds me of a Katie McGarry style plotline, and I love a tortured-soul-finding-love story. What can I say...I like to cry and smile and feel my heart sing all in one book. :)

Author: Kristi Helvig
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Published by: EgmontUSA

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun burns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even more deadly than the hostile environment.
Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.
When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James.
She is shocked when James accidentally fires one of her father's bio-weapons--weapons designed to work only for her. She'd felt a strange pull to James from the start, but the odds of someone sharing her energy vibration are statistically miniscule. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds completely different from anything I've read lately and I really can't wait to try it! I love the whole idea of it all! Very Riddick, but a girl! Love it!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I managed to get an ARC of Heartbeat, if the pub date wasn't so close, I'd give you mine. I haven't heard much about Burn Out but it sounds pretty interesting. Hope you enjoy both!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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  2. I'm not too sure what to think about Heartbeat. I'm not too much of a contemp fan! Burn Out sounds SOO good though, and I absolutely cannot wait to read it!! Great picks this week :0

    My WoW

    1. I'm with you obviously on Burn Out! It sounds AWESOME! :)

    2. Thanks so much for featuring my book BURN OUT on your WoW--hope you like it! :)

  3. Great picks! Heartbeat sounds awesome, love Elizabeth Scott's writing! Thank you so much for sharing!